What we're about

SyncIpswich is all about getting Ipswich and Suffolk's technology communities together to form new ideas, new startups and push local business growth.

Ipswich is an ever improving town with many local & national technology companies, design & marketing agencies, developers, designers, business owners and more.

SyncIpswich is an open community for all technologists, creatives, entrepreneurs and graduates to meet up, flaunt ideas, recruit help and expertise and learn new things.

We are a community, run by the people for the people. Regular meetups with exciting talks and demo's all 100% virtual. We look forward to meeting you. We'll meet once a month in the evening; it's free to attend and open to all.

Upcoming events (2)

A Technical Journey Through New Product Development

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The Talk:

There is more to having a great idea for an app than just building the app. You’re not only required to be a full stack developer (whatever that means), which doesn’t usually include the skills for building an app, you need to understand and be competent in ‘Ops’ (there’s really no such thing as DevOps) and the automated pipelines used for testing and deploying the app, it’s backend services and supporting applications. And there is so much to choose from!

In this session I will take you on the journey of discovery from having an idea, to choosing, re-choosing and choosing again the different technologies and platforms I used to build and release a new product from scratch.

This session will be focussed on the technology choices made and the reasoning and not on the product itself - although of course this will feature. This will include the mobile technology, the technology used for the web applications, backed services, hosting and development pipelines.

What we will cover:

✔ Product development journey
✔ Full stack development
✔ Mobile development
✔ DevOps

About Paul Grenyer:

Husband, father, software engineer, metaller, Paul has been writing software for over 35 years and professionally for more than 20. In that time he has worked for and in all sorts of companies from two man start-ups to world famous investment banks and insurance companies. He has built and run three limited companies, none of which made him a millionaire and two of which threatened his sanity on more than one occasion.

Paul was a founding member of both SyncNorwich and Norfolk Developers, two of the most successful tech and startup based community groups in the East. He created and chaired the hugely successful Norfolk Developers Conference (nor(DEV):con) for seven years bringing in speakers and delegates in the sphere of software engineering from around the globe.

Paul is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Bourne Leisure, the owners of Haven caravan parks, and the founder of the tea finding app, Find My Tea. He loathes the word Entrepreneur, not least because he struggles to spell it and it reminds him of Del Boy from the 80s sitcom Only Fools and Horses. He sees Entrepreneurship as a side effect of the creative process of problem solving, rather than a career path in its own right.

Despite having dealt with the world of business from directors of the board down, Paul has kept both feet firmly on the ground even when his head has been in the clouds with healthy doses of Heavy Metal, Science Fiction and Formula One and long hair until it started falling out in 2013.

Oh, and he loves good tea too!

The Book of O-Ran

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The Talk:

This talk will detail the evolution of Mobile Radio Access Network technology from 2G to the current 5G NR. It will lead into O-Ran (Open Radio Access Networks) and demystify the concepts that are currently being discussed in relation to 5G and previous generations. Details on the disaggregated approach to deploying mobile fronthaul and midhaul networks built entirely on cloud native principles and how it relates to virtual-Ran concepts. Finalising with use cases and how it relates to the applications discussed in the previous talk particularly 5G private networks. The talk is particularly targeted at people new to the field or technology people just curious about 5G and related technology.

What we will cover:

✔ Evolution of Mobile Radio Access Technology
✔ 5G architecture
✔ Disaggregated approach to deploying mobile front haul and midhaul
✔ Cloud Native concepts applied to RAN
✔ Virtual RAN
✔ Applications and 5G Private networks

About Paul Graham:

Paul is the Director of UK Engineering for Matrixx Software, a Silicon Valley based company. He joined in 2014 to establish an engineering centre to utilise local talent to expand Matrixx's global footprint. He has 25 years experience in Telecommunications, having been part of another successful start-up, eServGlobal, being in the OCS division when it was acquired by Oracle in 2010. He has most recently relocated UK Engineering to Innovation Martlesham and leads the group making the charge into Cloud Native and 5G, the next generation mobile technology. He's a passionate believer in the areas potential as a key technology hub with its legacy in research and innovation, and close proximity to the UKs other main technology centres. With his involvement in Innovate Suffolk, he hopes to encourage development of local tech talent and start-ups.

In his spare time he is a supporter of youth rugby and plays in bands supporting good causes.

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All-in On Open Source

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